Meridian Teen Killed + Cinema Closed + Idaho Veterans Parade

Hello Thursday. Gretchen Parsons here with your summary.

We have tragic news this morning about a teenager from Meridian who died yesterday after being hit by a truck.

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Meridian teenager dies after being hit by truck

Sadly, a Meridian High School student was killed after being hit by a truck.

Meridian Police say the collision happened at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Pine and Ten Mile Rd. The 16-year-old, who has not been named, was crossing on the west side of Ten Mile when he was hit by a blue GMC pickup truck heading north on Ten Mile. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not said who had the right of way or released details of the crash other than the one under investigation and no citations or arrests have been made.

Just two weeks ago, 14-year-old Ryan Hoob was killed in Eagle after being hit by a semi-trailer truck near the intersection of Highway 55 and Beacon Light Road.

The Nampa Gateway cinema is closing permanently

Moviegoers can no longer watch a movie on the big screen at Regal Edwards at Nampa Gateway.

A sign at the entrance indicates that the cinema is permanently closed and thanks customers for their visit. The theater’s website also no longer displays showtimes.

This leaves Nampa with only two cinemas remaining: The Regal Edwards Nampa Spectrum and the Nampa Reel Theatre.

The Nampa Gateway location is the latest in a series of movie theater closures across Treasure Valley over the past few years. BoiseDev reported the Reel Theater on Overland in Boise closed in January then collapsed later in June. Edwards Cinemas in downtown Boise closed in 2020, but Cinema West, which operates Village Cinema at the Village at Meridian, will take over the empty space.

Idaho Veterans Day Parade Returns

After being canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic, the Idaho Veterans Day Parade returns this weekend!

The theme for this year’s parade is the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force. The Grand Marshal is retired USAF Major General Darrell Manning, you can talk about his many accomplishments here.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol with a special opening ceremony. The parade will follow shortly after, starting at 10:10 a.m. The parade route begins on 8th Street and heads east on Jefferson to 4th Street where it turns south to Bannock, then continues west and ends at 10th Street.

It’s happening today

  • Chick-fil-A Closed: If you like Chick-fil-A, keep in mind that the one in Meridian Village closed today and won’t reopen until November 16. The fast food chain is closed for renovation.
  • Mobile voting: The Ada County Mobile Voting Center will be in Meridian Village from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
  • Sidewalk improvements: ACHD is designing sidewalks for Garden Street between Albion Street and Emerald Street, as well as a cycle path between Albion Street and the Greenbelt. See the design and participate in the survey.
  • Zoning Code Open House: A consolidated draft of Boise’s zoning code rewrite will be presented at an open house tonight at Capital High School from 6-7:30 p.m.

BoiseDev Reports

Deep Dive: Boise emergency shelters struggle to care for growing elderly homeless population

Margaret Carmel takes an in-depth look to the growing number of people over the age of 50 staying at homeless shelters in Boise.

Two groups of attorneys general take legal action to stop Albertsons dividend payment

The Washington state attorney general and a group including the attorneys general of Washington, D.C., California and Illinois have filed a lawsuit to block payment of a nearly $4 billion dividend that was due to be paid to shareholders on Monday. Don Day has the last in Kroger Co.’s acquisition of the Albertsons Companies.

Red light a roadblock for the proposed Boise apartment project. City seeks way to align government and private landowners

The proposed Matlock Village apartments at State St. near Duncan Ln. encountered a problem. If approved, the project would add 224 apartments in a series of three- and four-storey buildings. Find out why add a red light near the project is an issue on BoiseDev.

Town of McCall Creates Housing Authority to Address Community Needs

McCall City Council hopes to establish a housing authority. The Housing Authority would manage and stock local housing, develop and purchase land for housing, raise funds and issue bonds, work on the action plan, and educate and communicate with the community. Autumn Robertson has more on the initiative.

‘Model for the future’: Boise moves forward with NW Boise Fire Station with room for BPD, paramedics

Fire Station 13, which would serve the northwest portion of Boise, is about to be built. In addition to space for Boise Fire, the building will include “touch down” workstations for Boise Police Department officers, as well as possible future use by Ada County paramedics. Check out the project timeline on BoiseDev.

  • Armed robbery: According to the Idaho statesmanBoise police are investigating an early morning armed robbery that happened Wednesday on Fairview Avenue.
  • house fire: The Meridian Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Wednesday morning in a subdivision near Victory and Meridian roads that killed a dog. Learn more about KTVB.
  • Attorney General Staff: The AP reports that a top Idaho attorney who has defended in state and federal courts some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws is among the latest attorneys to leave their jobs in the state.
  • UFO sightings: Read about the more than 40 UFO sightings reported in Idaho this year from Eastern Idaho News.

Things to do

  • First Thursday: It’s the first Thursday tonight in downtown Boise. Discover the activities takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fettuccine forum: Darren Parry, the author of “The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History,” is giving a free talk tonight called “History, Healing, and Re-story-ation” at City Hall from 6-7 p.m. You can also look online.
  • Basketball BSU: Come cheer on the Boise State women’s basketball team as they host the College of Idaho on Friday at 6:30 p.m. for an exhibition game. Tickets here.
  • Tribute to the Beatles: If you’re a Beatles fan, a tribute band called the Fab Four plays at the Egyptian Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets here.

animal of the day

Meet the Shadow! Owner Dan Urias says Shadow is an energetic and fun-loving purebred black lab. He was born and raised in Nampa – so he is a native who deals with transplants. And he’s such a good boy!

Submit your pet’s photo here, and we can present it from Monday to Thursday! Additionally, our friends in Zamzows will send a prize to the winning animal (owners)!

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